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Cowboys Secondary Dealing With Several Injuries Ahead Of Season Opener

The has been much maligned over the years. It has consistently been looked at as the team's weakest area, despite the obvious talent that exists on the roster. With the a little over a week away, however, the third level of the Cowboys has several players nursing , and they're all entering contract years as members of the organization's 2017 draft class.

has been the team's starting for several seasons now. He may not be or , but he's been solid and has continuously improved every year he's been in the . During the Cowboys Blue-White scrimmage last Sunday, however, Woods left with a groin .

Fortunately, though, it doesn't appear Wood's injury is serious. Veteran , who was brought in during to be the starter opposite Woods, was released on Thursday. With the safety position still being sorted out, it's paramount that a regular starter like Woods is available once the season begins next Sunday.

is looking to bounce back from a tough 2019 campaign where he continuously struggled to get his head around in coverage. In , he's been getting work not only at but also safety, reminiscent of his days at Colorado. He was having a good camp until suffering a knee/quadricep injury on August 24.

Awuzie is projected to be one of the Cowboys starting corners opposite rookie once the season starts. He returned in a limited fashion on Thursday for the first time since the injury going through individual drills. Getting him back in some sort of rhythm before Week 1 will be critical going forward.

, one of the most talented players in the Cowboys secondary, is looking to secure a role as the team's top slot corner as he battles . On August 20, much to the Cowboys dismay, Lewis went down with an ankle sprain and hasn't practiced since.

Although Lewis is no longer wearing the walking boot he was recently sporting said not to expect him to practice this week, which calls into question his availability for the Cowboys Week 1 matchup against the .

None of these injuries are expected to have long-term effects, which is an encouraging sign. As mentioned earlier, the backend is the weakest area of the Cowboys defense and they'll need all hands on deck when the season kicks off September 13.


Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
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